Strong Earthquake Hits Japan Again

Japan’s northeastern coast was hit again by another strong earthquake last Sunday. The earthquake was recorded at a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale. Because of this incident, local authorities were prompted to come out with a tsunami warning for the area. Just four months ago, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake which resulted to a killer tsunami that killed thousands of people and destroying million’s worth of properties.

The earthquake was felt at around 9:57 local time with an epicenter located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu. Local officials expected up to 20 inches height of tsunami but fortunately, only about 4 inches of initial waves were recorded.

Initially, the earthquake was estimated to have a 7.1 magnitude but was revised later by the Meteorological Agency of Japan to 7.3. And from 10 kilometers, the estimated depth was also revised to 30 kilometers. The strong earthquake last March 2011 greatly damaged the Fukushima plant in Japan. Fortunately, this Sunday’s earthquake did not cause any more damage to the plant and even the airports located within the area did not report of any damage and were in normal operation as well.

People in Japan are predisposed to earthquakes because Japan is an earthquake-prone country. However, the one that happened last March 11, 2011 was the strongest that has been recorded in the history of Japan. It has a magnitude of 9.0 on Richter scale.

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